ERIC Number: ED144411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Description of an Instrument to Assess the Receptive Language of Monolingual or Bilingual (Spanish/English) Children 12 to 36 Months of Age. Occasional Papers on Linguistics, No. 1.
Mazeika, Edward J.
This paper describes an instrument used to assess the receptive language of children. The bilingual child is tested first in the non-dominant language. When the ceiling is reached in the non-dominant language, the tester switches to the dominant language. (The ideal situation would be to give the test in one language one day, then repeat the test in the other language some days later. However, the logistics of testing young children and other factors make this alternative less practical.) The test consists of three parts: (1) Parent's Report; (2) Vocabulary; and (3) Performed Task. In the Parent's Report portion, the child is given 12 tasks to perform such as turning off the light, saying bye-bye, etc. This portion is designed to gather data and to provide a setting in which the child can observe the friendly interaction of the mother and the tester. The vocabulary portion consists of four parts: (1) identification of four common items which are found in the home; (2) identification of objects from the test kit; (3) identification of two similiar objects; and (4) identification of objects by use. The third portion (Performed Task) consists of 47 items in which the child should demonstrate that he/she understands the instruction for each task. (CFM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Dept. of Linguistics.
Note: Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers in Language Proficiency and Dominance Testing (1st, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, April 21-23, 1977)